Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
What do we believe?
1. We believe in only one and true living God, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost, and these three are one.
2. That by one man, sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned and are by nature the children of wrath.
3. That the scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the words of God, and the only rules of faith and practice.
4. That Jesus Christ, by the grace of God, tasted death for every man, and through his meritorious death, the way of salvation is made possible for God to have mercy upon all who come unto Him upon Gospel terms.
5. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only by the righteousness of God imputed unto them through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
6. We believe the saints will persevere in grace, and not one of the wicked will be eternal.
7. We believe that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and of the unjust, and a general judgment, and that the happiness of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked will be eternal.
8. We believe that the visible church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men and women, who have given themselves to the Lord, and have obtained fellowship with each other, and have agreed to keep a Godly discipline according to the rules of the Gospel.
9. We believe in revealed religion by the operation of the Spirit, agreeable to the word of God, and that Jesus Christ is the great head of the Church, and the government thereof is with the body.
10. We believe that water baptism, the Lord’s Supper and the washing of the saints feet are ordinances of the Gospel, to be continued until the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that true believers are the only fit subjects for baptism and immersion, the only true Gospel mode.
11. We believe that none but regularly baptized members have a right to commune at the Lord’s table, and that no person has the right to administer the ordinance of the Gospel, except that he be legally called and qualified.
12. We believe that the Lord’s day ought to be observed and set apart for the worship of God, and that no work or worldly business should be transacted thereon-works of piety and mercy and. necessity excepted.